SYCL Batteries and More Cool Finds
From bungee cords to lithium batteries and cool face shields, here are six cool products every classic bike fan should know about.
The Perfect Bungee
Photo courtesy Just Ducky Products
Just Ducky Products: The Perfect Bungee
The humble bungee cord finally gets the respect it deserves with these neat polyurethane cords from Just Ducky Products. Available with hooked or looped ends, they’re claimed to be resistant to salt water, oil, ozone and most household detergents. They’re also designed to withstand extreme temperatures so they’ll still stretch when it’s cold and won’t flop when it’s hot. They stretch to twice their relaxed length, and the superior memory of polyurethane means they won’t lose their shape. $28.55 (eight pack) and up.
SYCL Batteries: Ballistic Performance Lithium Batteries
The latest lithium batteries from Ballistic Performance are now available from SYCL Batteries. Designed and tested in racing applications, EVO2 lithium batteries are lighter, more powerful and have twice the service life of lead-acid batteries. The 12-cell unit for bikes in the 1,000cc-plus range cranks out 410 cold-cranking amps but weighs a paltry 2.5lb and is less than 4.5 inches long and 3.5 inches deep. Non-toxic and recyclable, their “dry” technology means they can be mounted in any direction. 12-cell, $189.99.
Bell Sports: Transitions Face Shields
Like tinted face shields but hate changing back and forth from clear to tint? Check out the Bell-Transitions SOLFX face shield, which automatically adapts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. Bell claims the shield goes from fully clear to dark tint in about 10 seconds in bright sunlight. Bell’s NutraFog II coating resists fogging and scratching, and Bell says the UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays. Fits Bell ClickRelease helmets. $119.95.